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Xiaomi could soon launch its first smartwatch, Hugo Barra says

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After creating a storm in the Indian market with its affordable handsets, Xiaomi is now reportedly making a smartwatch. In a YouTube video, the company’s global VP Hugo Barra has hinted that the company is working on a smartwatch. Also Read - Mi Band X strapless smart band with 360-degree flexible display under works?

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Barra said that Xiaomi is up to some ‘crazy’ things and “you’d be absolutely amazed if you’d see all the things that we experiment with here at Xiaomi.” While he stopped short of confirming that they were developing a smartwatch, he assured that in the coming months we will hear from the company. Also Read - Friendship Day gifting ideas for your young tech-savvy besties under Rs 5,000

If Xiaomi does launch a smartwatch, it will join the likes of Samsung, LG, Motorola and Asus who have already forayed into the smartwatch segment. Apple too has forayed into the segment, and will launch its Apple Watch next year.

Barra has asked for consumer feedback on what they would want to see in a smartwatch, if the company was to build one. Based on these suggestions, he said that Xiaomi will consider building an affordable smartwatch.

Xiaomi has already forayed into the wearable segment with MiBand fitness band, and now a smartwatch would be the logical next step. As of now, Xiaomi has launched the Redmi 1S and Xiaomi Mi 3 in India, and plans to get the Redmi Note to India next month.

Xiaomi has big plans going forward, and even irked some of the big guns when its CEO and founder Lei Jun said that his company could be the number one smartphone maker in the world in 5 to 10 years.

After creating a storm in the Indian market with its affordable handsets, Xiaomi is now reportedly making a smartwatch. In a YouTube video, the company’s global VP Hugo Barra has hinted that the company is working on a smartwatch.

Barra said that Xiaomi is up to some ‘crazy’ things and “you’d be absolutely amazed if you’d see all the things that we experiment with here at Xiaomi.” While he stopped short of confirming that they were developing a smartwatch, he assured that in the coming months we will hear from the company.

If Xiaomi does launch a smartwatch, it will join the likes of Samsung, LG, Motorola and Asus who have already forayed into the smartwatch segment. Apple too has forayed into the segment, and will launch its Apple Watch next year.

Barra has asked for consumer feedback on what they would want to see in a smartwatch, if the company was to build one. Based on these suggestions, he said that Xiaomi will consider building an affordable smartwatch.

Xiaomi has already forayed into the wearable segment with MiBand fitness band, and now a smartwatch would be the logical next step. As of now, Xiaomi has launched the Redmi 1S and Xiaomi Mi 3 in India, and plans to get the Redmi Note to India next month.

Xiaomi has big plans going forward, and even irked some of the big guns when its CEO and founder Lei Jun said that his company could be the number one smartphone maker in the world in 5 to 10 years.

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  • Published Date: November 21, 2014 5:01 PM IST


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